Defensive Football Assistant/Student-Athlete Mentor

Illinois Wesleyan University
March 19, 2023
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Defensive Football Assistant/Student-Athlete Mentor

Illinois Wesleyan University, a NCAA Division III institution and member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, invites applications for a full-time, 10-month position of Defensive Football Assistant (Defensive Secondary or Linebackers). Additional duties as assigned by the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director will also include serving in a Strength and Conditioning role and Student-Athlete Mentor/Advisor. A Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree and 3-4 years experience coaching at the collegiate level are preferred. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: analyze performance and instruct student-athletes in defensive game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition; observe players individually or in groups and demonstrate defensive secondary or linebacker techniques; assist in all aspects of the football recruiting process; advising for academically at-risk student-athletes. The successful candidate will have excellent skills in using technology to enhance football program operations and recruiting as well as a commitment to understanding and adhering to NCAA/CCIW Rules. This is a full time, on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and access to multiple tuition programs for self and dependents.


  • Minimum of three years experience at the collegiate level or high school head coaching preferred
  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Valid driver's license
  • Illinois Wesleyan University and the Athletics Department are strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants should provide a clear statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.

    Application Instructions:

    Please email the aforementioned statement, cover letter, resume, and reference list to:

    Mindy McCluskey, Office Manager, [email protected] Reference “Defensive Football Assistant” in the subject line.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

    Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

    Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University's sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www. . Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www. .

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